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Carteret

[kahr-ter-it or for 2, kahr-tuh-ret] /ˈkɑr tər ɪt or for 2, ˌkɑr təˈrɛt/
noun
1.
John, Earl of Granville, 1690–1763, British statesman and orator.
2.
a city in NE New Jersey.
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  • "You ought to have made her—you ought to have made her," said Mr. Carteret.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James
  • Mr. Carteret went on before Nick could answer the other question.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James
  • Julia was money, Mr. Carteret was money—everything else was the absence of it.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James
  • "She means Mr. Carteret," Grace explained with all her competence.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James
  • There was always the same question to be asked—had Mr. Carteret finished his nap?

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James
  • "Your marriage will assist you; you can't help that," Mr. Carteret declared.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James
  • "It's the way to make you like her worse," Mr. Carteret knowingly declared.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James
  • "A good wife should believe what her husband believes," said Mr. Carteret.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James
  • "We've—a—corresponded on the subject," Mr. Carteret continued to confess.

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    Henry James
  • I led off, and Captain Rudstone and Carteret followed in single file.

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British Dictionary definitions for Carteret

Carteret

/ˈkɑːtərɪt/
noun
1.
John, 1st Earl Granville. 1690–1763, British statesman, diplomat, and orator who led the opposition to Walpole (1730–42), after whose fall he became a leading minister as secretary of state (1742–44)
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